Two LPSK officials dismissed
over ethical violations

Two officials of the Witness and Victim Protection Agency (LPSK), I Ktut Sudiharsa and Myra Diarsi, have been officially dismissed over ethical violations.

LPSK Chairman Abdul Haris Semendawai told the press on Wednesday the agency had sent a letter to President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono requesting presidential decree on the dismissals.

“After studying the investigation by our supervisory board, LPSK’ plenary meeting last week decided to dismiss Ktut and Myra,” Abdul said.

He said the President had 30 days after receiving the letter to issue the decree.

Ktut and Myra had previously been suspended since November last year for their role in the alleged incrimination of the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) deputy chairmen, Chandra M. Hamzah and Bibit Samad Riyanto.

A wiretapped conversation among officials played at the Constitutional Court earlier that month revealed their cooperation with Anggodo Widjojo, the younger brother of fugitive graft suspect Anggoro Widjojo, in the conspiracy to incriminate Bibit and Chandra.

Anggodo has been named suspect for his role and detained by the KPK.

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